Information regarding an opinion from Open Arts Foundation
On March 12, 2018, Open Arts Foundation, the organizer of the NIGHT / Plovdiv, issued an official statement in connection with an official statement by Mayor Ivan Totev at a press conference in Plovdiv on 12.03.2018, which created a further turmoil in the organization of the cultural festival for 2018.
On this request, Open Arts Foundation received the following official responses to your attention: 20.03.2018 Answer by eng. Alexander Durjikov, Deputy Mayor of Culture and Tourism, Plovdiv Municipality HERE.
19.03.2018 Answer by Dr. Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Artistic Director of Municipality Foundation "Plovdiv 2019" HERE
An official response from Mayor Ivan Totev in connection with his statement and intentions was not received, but on his part a statement was made to the media about the case: "Sarieva will make "Night / Plovdiv ", but she has to mix a cake for a coffee with the mayor" published on 14.03.18, text and audio material from Radio Plovdiv HERE.
Based on these responses and the course of its current program, Open Arts Foundation will come up with a statement on the NIGHT / Plovdiv project in early April 2018.
Veselina Sarieva, Director of Open Arts Foundation